Outside Scholarships and Veterans Benefits

Outside Scholarships

The Federal Bar Association's Inland Empire Chapter Scholarship

The Federal Bar Association’s Inland Empire Chapter is soliciting applicants for scholarship(s) for outstanding law student(s) with a connection to the Inland Empire. Please see attached (1) a cover letter; (2) the scholarship application form; and (3) additional information about procedures and qualifications.

Deadline: November 20, 2017

Amount: $1,000 

UpCounsel's Law School Scholarship

UpCounsel's unique scholarship contest gives students the opportunity to win up to $10k in scholarship awards, become a published legal writer, gain exposure across the web for job opportunities, and help small businesses and founders get easy-to-understand legal knowledge. Please refer to the website for more information.

Deadline: December 15, 2017

Amount: Varies

Justice Hollis G. Best Scholarship

As a memorial to the late Presiding Justice Hollis G. Best, his friends have established a scholarship to encourage and support outstanding academic achievement and commitment to service by law students. The Best Scholarship is an annual award presented this year in the amount of $1,000, during the Spring 2018 semester. More than one scholarship may be awarded. Each candidate must be a law student who has successfully completed at least one year of law school. Strong preference will be given to current residents of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare or Tuolumne Counties. For more information, please refer to the scholarship criteria and application

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Amount: $1,000

Writing Competitions

Students can also win monetary prizes and a chance to be published through various writing competitions. Check the writing competitions web page for a list of opportunities.

Veterans Benefits

All School of Law programs are approved for veterans' benefits. Eligible students should contact their regional V.A. office.


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